IFAC report on how accountancy can contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

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10 Nov, 2016

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has published a report 'The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A Snapshot of the Accountancy Profession’s Contribution' that highlights the importance of the goals to business and the profession and considers how accountancy contributes to eight specific goals.

The report features existing activities and initiatives within the profession that support the goals and poses questions for professional accountancy organisations and professional accountants to consider.

The eight goals identified are:

  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation, infrastructure
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 16: Peace and justice and strong institutions
  • Goal 17: Partnership for the goals

The report can be accessed through the press release on the IFAC website.

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